Anna Urania Croffutt's REMEMBRANCE Book, Danbury, CT - 1844/46
In the early 19th century, young women were encouraged to keep friendship books as a way of honoring enduring connections. These "memory albums" were filled with woven samples of hair, lovingly attached with paper or ribbons, accompanied by prose and prayers.
Wonderful 62 page booklet of loose pages in varying states of preservation. Loose pages in varied states of preservation. Contributions are signed and dated between 1844 and 1846, including 5 colored illustrations and 1 ink drawing. Missing outer cover, includes stamped name page.
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Anna Urania Crofutt
Birth: 31 Dec 1823, Newtown, CT
Spouse: Burr Rowland (9 Apr 1822 - 15 Dec 1894) #204244181
Marriage: 24 Aug 1842, by Lucius Atwater, Danbury, CT
Death: 23 May 1894
Burial: Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, CT
Memorial ID#: 204244199
Possible parents: Bennett Crofutt & Amelia C. Platt
4" x 5" x 0.5"
Delicate condition with wear appropriate to age and material. Missing outer cover. Pages are all loose, having lost binding stitching. Loss to edges and corners. Foxing and fading.